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Japan expects to move in Iraq

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posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 09:23 AM
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Like the title said, Japan Defense troops are planning to helping with non combat services in Iraq.

www.jda.go.jp...




posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 09:27 AM
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You have to click on "Future of Iraq" to read the article


[edit on 13-6-2006 by IspyU]



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 12:27 PM
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I admire what Japan would like to accomplish in Iraq. Whether it's possible or not, I'm not sure.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 10:36 PM
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If they were allow to have an army instead of defense troops, they would probably develop more advance combat weapons then we have today.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 10:36 PM
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[edit on 13-6-2006 by IspyU]



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by IspyU
they would probably develop more advance combat weapons then we have today.

And of course they might use those weapons and troops to re-establish their Empire.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 01:52 AM
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This will be great. The Japanese government have been organizing regular humanitarian food convoys into Iraq for a very long time. Security has been provided by lightly armed Australian mobile infantry. The Japanese will then be able to provide their own convoy security.

That will probably mean the 450 Aussies involved it this will all be able to come home. These food convoys are never attacked, there have been zero combat related Australian deaths in Iraq. We are not involved in any aggressive military operations in Iraq, and have never been involved in the war on terror there or anywhere else.

The only other Australian military in Iraq are the 150 troops guarding our embassy compound in the green zone. We are at peace with Iraq, and our only interest is in mutual trade and civilian aid, which is the main reason why our two embassies are open for business.

It is a pity America could not join other nations in bringing peace to Iraq. Italy have withdrawn their support of the illegal American invasion, and plan to return to Iraq providing humanitarian aid, as most other western nations are now doing.

Meanwhile more Americans die from roadside bomb attacks, a completely senseless waste of life on both sides.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 06:16 AM
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There have been zero combat related Australian deaths in Iraq.


Yea, that is excluding the guy who blew off his own head accidentally (?)
But I guess that is not combat related.
Also it is good for Japan of provide humanitarian aid to Iraq. Every country should do it for the good of the world.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 04:56 PM
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Yeah it’s nice that Japan is there to help the Iraqi people.
Wait a minute!! Wasn’t that supposed to be the United States job?
Or did I read too much into those Pentagone Defence briefings?
I don't understand how Japan could be of any use to the Coalition of the Willing if the United States has spent so many hundreds of billion dollars on helping Iraqis by buying arms from expensive places like Halliburton and mercenaries (from wherever) to defend the reconstruction of military bases and of course oil refineries.
But I’m sure Japan will be a lot of help none the less!!! (To Iraqis that is). The best thing is that because they hardly look American they will hardly look great in the next Jihad movie. But that said never take things for granted, there may be more than meets the eye to what Japan is doing, and even if there isn’t now that Al Zarie has a sickcessor maybe someone will be horrible after all? In the mean time let’s all hope it’s as good as the Japanese government says it is?



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by funny_pom

Yea, that is excluding the guy who blew off his own head accidentally (?)
But I guess that is not combat related.



There have been three deaths of uniformed Australian military personnel in Iraq.

1/ A vehicle ran off the road into a ditch, the driver was crushed and died instantly. He was not under fire at the time. (simple driver error ?)

2/ An Australian aircrew member was aboard a (British) RAF Hercules In Iraq, as part of an RAF / RAAF exchange training program. Unfortunately the aircraft crashed in heavy fog. Some suggest it may have been hit by a SAM, but this remains unclear. There were no survivors.

3/ An Australian soldier was hit in the head with a 9mm pistol round while sitting on his bunk one evening back at base camp. Three other soldiers were in the same room at the time. An investigation is still underway as to the cause. So far nobody is talking.

About 20 to 25 (not sure exactly?) Australian civilians have died or been kidnapped in Iraq, camera crews, journalists, civilian aid workers, and civilian contractors. Mostly from road ambush. Presumably because they were mistaken for being Americans. To them, we English speaking westerners all look the same. The Japanese aid workers have been much more fortunate because they are so obviously non American.

But happily, no Aussie combat deaths, because we are not at war with anyone over there. The Australian military are actually very welcome by the Iraqis, because the food convoys are bringing them their dinner.

There is massive foreign aid pouring into Iraq from all over the world, and this is good to see. The only thing missing is a UN resolution for a multinational force to kick America out of Iraq. That would have surely happened long ago, except America has veto power, so the resolution could never succeed.

It would have been really interesting to see the same multinational UN force that booted Saddam out of Kuwait, boot Bush out of Iraq. It would have saved a lot of lives, and a lot of misery.



posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
And of course they might use those weapons and troops to re-establish their Empire.


Lol, your kidding right? Japan is one of the closest allies you have, and certainly the closest economic partner. Does the media spoonfeed you paranoia like that?




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